Assistant Recreation Director


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major concentration consisting of 24 semester hour credits in Recreation or Park and Recreation Management.

Applicants shall be required to possess a valid certificate as a Recreation Supervisor issued by the New Jersey Board of Recreation Examiners or as a National Recreation and Park Association Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


Three (3) years of experience in recreation work involving the planning, promotion, development and supervision of a recreation program.


Plans, develops, organizes, implements, promotes and supervises a variety of community service and recreation programs and events.

Plans, develops and promotes exhibits, shows, displays, festivals, concerts or other special events.

Monitors program activities to ensure efficiency. 

Participates in the development of standards, policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies and procedures.

Conducts outreach and marketing activities with users, donors, sponsors and community groups.

Identifies needs of programs and facilities; recommends actions to meet program objectives.

Establishes schedules and methods for providing recreation services.

Plans, develops and promotes a diversified summer program for playgrounds and recreation centers.

Plans, develops and promotes a program designed to provide cultural services.

Plans, develops and promotes a program of activities designed for participation by senior citizens and other special interest groups.

Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs and has responsibility for employees assigned to the recreation department recommend the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.

Recommends, demonstrates and applies techniques, procedures, materials, equipment, and supplies for use in recreational activities.

Solicits and interviews program/event participants.

Determines needed resources; locates needed facilities.

Provides input into the development of budgets; submits budget recommendations.

Orders supplies, equipment and other materials according to established procedures.

Solicits volunteer and professional advice and assistance.

Prepares monthly reports for Mayor and Council review.

Participates in community meetings and organizational planning.

Supervises the establishment and maintenance of records and files.

Duration:              Annual

Hours:   Due to the nature of the Recreation operation, the schedule may include daytime as well as evening hours. Work hours will be dependent on the season and events scheduled for recreation.         

Salary: Salary commiserate with level of experience level.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with three references to the Township of Little Falls 225 Main Street, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424 or via email to no later than April 30, 2018.


The Township of Little Falls is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, ancestry, national origin, social status, or physical disabilities.

Submission Deadline 
Monday, 30 April 2018


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